An evening with Chester Cathedral Choir
Philip Rushforth, director
Andrew Wyatt, organist
Richard Dowling, tenor
Tristan Hambleton, bass
The Crucifixion was first performed by the choir of Marylebone Parish Church, London, in 1887. Though much more modest, The Crucifixion is modelled on Bach’s Passion music and, while some of the writing is typically sentimental ‘Victoriana’, there are moments of true beauty and significant choral writing skill. The five hymns are samples of some 170 hymns written by Stainer, Cross of Jesus being one of his most beautiful. These are a direct parallel with Bach’s chorale movements in his Passions, and are meant for congregational participation.
The Crucifxion will be a powerful and moving part of our Holy Week worship here at the cathedral.
Free entry with retiring collection